Who We Are
Colleen ChowDirector, Learning Services; F/OGA, Orton Gillingham Trainer Email|604 736 5575 ext 5408|OG Tutor Practicum
Colleen Chow has been with Fraser Academy since 2008 and is currently the Director of Learning Services. Ms. Chow holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from York University and a Masters of Arts in Education with a focus on Reading Science from Mount St. Joseph University. She is also an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Certified Dyslexia Specialist, a Certified Educational Therapist through the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD), and a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy (OGA).
Ms. Chow found herself on the path to explore Orton-Gillingham when her son was diagnosed with dyslexia. What started as a need, became a passion with a goal to understand how children learn to read. As a Fellow of the OGA, she regularly trains educators in the Orton-Gillingham approach both at Fraser Academy and in the wider community, and is a regular presenter at conferences. Ms. Chow believes this approach to structured literacy can provide educators with the appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively meet the needs of all students in their classes. She is passionate in her belief that by empowering students with foundational skills, they will build confidence through competence, and thereby experience success.